GBM engages his company to supply JET A1 fuel to ZAF

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Defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) has again been implicated in another corruption scandal where his company Arizona Marketing is supplying JET A1 fuel to Zambia Airforce (ZAF).

Impeccable sources within PF and Ministry of Defence told the Watchdog that ZAF usually buys JET A1 air fuel for its aircrafts directly from Spectra Oil Limited, which is a registered Oil Marketing Company (OMC).

But to the surprise of everyone in the PF government, and perhaps with the knowledge of president Michael Sata, Arizona Marketing & Distributors, a company owned by GBM has been supplying ZAF with JET A1 fuel which they also buy from Oryx Oil limited, another Oil Marketing Company.

Sources wondered why ZAF would use a middleman (Arizona Marketing & Distributors) in the purchase of fuel when they can get it directly and directly from an OMC or Tazama at the Ndola terminal.

“It is clear GBM has a hand in this deal as he’s the Defence Minister, and God knows how much he’s charging ZAF, we are sure it is more than what an OMC would charge ZAF so that they milk this country out of it’s limited resources. So far 3 truck-loads have been delivered to Arizona from Oryx meant for ZAF. May be Arizona has a Licence from Energy Regulation Board (ERB) but we highly doubt it, because if they had, they would buy directly from Tazama at the Ndola terminal,” sources said.

Sources said the product is normally lifted from the Ndola fuel terminal by all OMCs and if GBM’s company Arizona Marketing had a licence, they would get it from the source.

“If you guys have contacts at ZAF, you can even confirm this information but people are just quiet,” sources said.

GBM was recently cleared of another corruption allegations involving supply of Zesco poles after president Michael Sata ordered that his ministers could not be investigated without his permission.

It is not likely that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) can do anything to any of Sata’s ministers even if there are clear corruption cases involving his ministers and senior PF officials.


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106 Responses to GBM engages his company to supply JET A1 fuel to ZAF

  1. GBM and other leaders in PF government ar very self and they ar in government jst 2 satifly their needs and employ their In ZRA they ve fired top boses and bring pipo wh doesn’t no anything(so called PF cadres)

    electrolet - May 11, 2013

  2. Even if they say,”Agot feeds where it is tied.” That shuld nt b lik dat he must make sure dat ZAF shuld hve evrything in place. Da ACC shuld do sumthing about dat even da the president shuld not jst watch this go on!!

    Chrispin Daka - May 10, 2013

  3. its just a beginning you are yet to see more

    kapweka muzhimba - May 10, 2013

  4. ndeloleshafye

    THE SHIELD - May 10, 2013

  5. we thought we so seed but it was thon

    zamucu - May 10, 2013

  6. If sata is a clean guy he should never act the dpp to decide which case should be investigated by the acc and which should not thereby shielding the culprits. He (sata) should not be duped by his seaming everlasting authority. My advise to him (sata)is that he should let the suspects answer on their own when he is still in power because if he prevents the acc from doing their job now they will do it when he is out of the office; and that will mean investigating his office as well. Please sata don’t be clever now and become foolish at the end.

    Chilo Mwape - May 10, 2013

  7. I conquer with other concerned’s high time Zambians lift up their heads.i fell that something must be done becoz we poor Zambian are being exploited through the abuse of government offices more especially by big sharks like GBM WINTER and the lestof the clan.PF government has brought more harm than good to us Zambians.i can’t wait to see this government out of the system come 2016.

    nelson jumo - May 10, 2013


    AKA - May 10, 2013

  9. That tummy will b deflated soon 2016 s jst around the corner! And the President s watching and shielding the insensitive corrupt fatso! Surely the time of reckoning s on the horizon and ubwato s slowly sinking and never to b retrieved

    GLM - May 9, 2013

  10. We knw this guy [GBM] his a business man he jst came to make money in government.

    Kwaza ku'utuka - May 9, 2013

  11. He is doing it coz he knows Zambians are like bull dogs without teeth

    Sosa bomfwe - May 9, 2013


    MONIQUE - May 9, 2013


    MONIQUE - May 9, 2013

  14. Anything is possible under this regime.But why continue supporting the same bad regime? I think the entire nation is stinking and suffers from intellectual bankruptcy.

    Advocate - May 9, 2013

  15. Mama Mia!

    Nicodemus - May 9, 2013

  16. Mulongoti for sure you’re thinking LOUDLY! Arizona does not have tankers to transport JET A1, they bought the product from Oryx Oil and and ORYX OIL transported using their transporters to ZAF, get it??? You CAN NOT supply petroleum products without ERB Licence but in the PF government, anything is possible. Arizona sold to ZAF, Spectra Oil, Total Zambia & Kobil are no longer supplying ZAF since this big guys know there’s money to be made. if it was done legally, no problem not when GBM is defence minister and his company supplies to ZAF, this is unacceptable. More is yet to be revealed in this government.

    Brevner Chingaipe - May 9, 2013

  17. … they’ll do all dis with impunity- no remorse at all but if it was LPM or RBB, it would have been headlines everywhere by de post, cathilics etc. But now these ordained plunderers wantonly rout and rape our resources; Jah will Judge them. Now they claim that no leadership can redeem Zambia….

    Magidionwar - May 9, 2013

  18. This is wat u voted 4 reap wat u sow

    benkele - May 9, 2013

  19. Mr mwamba bwalya defend yourself.

    wilson mpande - May 9, 2013

  20. If a man smokes dagger, don’t criticize,leave him alone so that the sun can deal with him, if he commits adultery, Aids will finish him. God said’ you will reap what you saw. We Zambians voted and we are reaping what we saw in 2011. We wanted the man of action.

    Ziwani Banda - May 9, 2013

  21. Dats de reason y zaf l/stone ran out f fuel 4 aircrafts 4 2 wks

    KALYANGO - May 9, 2013